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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 02:27 PM
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I am a big fan of the 904 Dunkelblau. Had a 78 450Sl in that color and when I bought my 280SEL last year, I repainted it in the 904 as well. Used to be gold, but the blue is way more attractive.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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OK DB904 it is. Car just went off to paint and body work. This is going to take 5 weeks, then I get it back and figure out how to put everything back together.

Now, if I'm in the wrong topic, now is the time to say it so we can get it straight. Original estimate was $5k....current estimate is $14K. Now understand the paint job is high enough but at that level I have to do more of the chrome then I anticipated to justify the paint cost.....does this make any sense; sure its a merc and everything I have said makes sense because it's a merc! DUH...
If anyone has done this before hang in there with me because I will be hitting you up for how do I put the heater box back in? Does a 1966 108 heater levers (with the cool lights) outweigh the original plastic levers ( I upgraded to chrome)....anyway off to Fairfield PicnPull to strip a 108 of it's trunk and fender well
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..just waiting on the rocker chrome.....
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^ Looks terrific!

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FANTASTIC! looks great, hope everything else goes back on well.

so what were the main reasons for the cost increase? more bodywork? re-finishing other pieces like rechroming etc buying new parts to justify the new paint?

looks great
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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 10:08 PM
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Beautiful, it is going to look really nice. The color combination looks great.

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Wow! She looks terrific! Well done!
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 04:29 PM
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Ahh, that's beautiful. The blood interior is always makes for a hard exterior choice. I love it; wayyyy better than I pictured in my head. Don't be afraid to drive it - it's beautiful. Congrats.

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Very nice color, also better than I pictured in my head. Post your updates. Later.

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Cream and red, no doubt ...

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